Hunger Monkey Food Truck
I read about Hunger Monkey on the Flyer's Hungry Memphis blog a couple of weeks ago, and was very excited to see it parked in Overton Park last Saturday when we took our (temporary) dog to the dog park.
Healthy food for hungry people! Love it.
I sent Satchel (age 10) over to take a picture of the menu while I watched the dog. He came back very excited about eating some brussel sprouts. I had a feeling that Jiro and our friend, Pavel, were not going to be quite as excited about the menu offerings. Luckily the latter two seemed content with getting a soft drink. We went to investigate.
I was really excited about just about everything. Luckily, Warren was hungry, so we ordered several things. Here's a peek at the menu for the day.
Not the usual offerings you see in Memphis, much less on a food truck! I said to the dude in the window, "You aren't from here are you?"
""Why, because of my accent?" he asked.
"No, because of your menu," I said.
He told me that he had worked in a vegetarian restaurant in Nashville and that's how he learned to make good, healthy food. (Based on this information, I am assuming he is Adam Hardy, who Susan interviewed on her blog.) He is a really friendly guy.
I made the boys pose for one more photo before we headed over to the picnic area to eat.
Here is what Warren & I ordered to share. First up, greens:
Black bean & cauliflour rice, beet feta salad, and roasted okra.
Satchel ordered brussel sprouts and the grilled marinated chicken breast on jasmine rice with banana pudding.
He loved the brussel sprouts, although he said that they weren't as good as Warren's.
He had a few bites of the chicken, but I think it was too spicy (as in lots of spices) for him. Once he picked for awhile, he gave me his plate. I happily finished the chicken and rice, and Jiro had no problem putting away the banana pudding.
Overall we were super impressed--we being Warren and me. Hunger Monkey is definitely not catering to children, but for the ones who actually do like their veggies, it's a must try. I, for one, plan to become a regular customer.
They will be in Overton park every Saturday this summer and in Shelby Farms on Sundays. Give them a try!
My only suggestions for improvement would be to 86 the styrofoam (psst Project Green Fork!) and add sparkling water to the drink list.